Arabic: Level Five (Current Issues)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Mr Luay Hasan CMK.C804
- Students should command (at both written and oral level) … see description of “Communicative content” and “Structural Content” of Level 4 (LN707). Admission into the course after completion of level test and tutor’s approval.
- A high level of oral fluency expected from students.
- This course is suitable for students wanting to improve Modern Standard Arabic to an advanced level.
- To focus on oral skills while reviewing some grammar key points.
- To focus on current issues related to the Arab World.
- Students should be motivated to study and research independently.
- To extend the ability to use Arabic effectively for purposes of general communication in a variety of academic, social and work-related contexts
- To develop a high degree of independence and flexibility in Arabic
- To understand and analyse complex texts about culture and society in Arabic speaking countries
- To establish specific linguistic skills and strategies required to communicate about current issues in Arabic speaking countries
- Level C1 of Common European Framework
Advanced Arabic language with reference to the Arabic media through selected written and audivisual texts covering a number of key current topics in the Arab World.
- Logical argumentation
- Issues of group dynamic
- Reading, summarising and processing
- information of complex texts
- Understanding and using complex and
- authentic language
- Leading a discussion: expressing an opinion,
- agreement, disagreement
- Exchanging specific information
Contextualised revision of some grammar points agreed with the students.
6 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of classes in the LT. 4 hours of classes in the ST.
This is a 20 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
Materials and web pages will be provided via Moodle
- Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (edited by J M Cowan, Spoken Lang. Service,1976)
- The Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage (edited by N S Doniach, Oxford Univ. Press,1982) ISBN 0-19-864321-7
- Al-Mawrid English-Arabic Dictionary by Munir Ba‘albaki (Dar al-Ilm Lil-Malayen, Beirut)
- Al-Munjid fi-l-Lughah wa-l-A‘laam (Dar al-Machreq, Beirut, 1998) (Arabic-Arabic)
Language Centre Learning Support
- Tandem Learning: Regular events to improve your spoken language skills - Join our Language Exchange programme! Find out about the details and our Facebook Groups
- Online Language Learning: Try our Moodle site “LSE Language Gateway” as extra support for your language learning (includes links to podcasts, streaming television, free online courses).
Go to www.lse.ac.uk/languages and click on 'Learning Support'
Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT, LT and ST.
Oral examination (30%) in the ST.
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2012/13: 5
Average class size 2012/13: 5